San Marino GP: Renault Saturday qualifying notes

Fernando Alonso and Jarno Trulli qualified 8th and 16th for tomorrow's San Marino Grand Prix. Fernando Alonso: "I am very happy with my 8th place today. The team worked very well and managed to find solutions to yesterday's problems. As a ...

Fernando Alonso and Jarno Trulli qualified 8th and 16th for tomorrow's San Marino Grand Prix.

Fernando Alonso:

"I am very happy with my 8th place today. The team worked very well and managed to find solutions to yesterday's problems. As a consequence, my car felt much better in qualifying, I had a good lap and I am confident that for tomorrow's race I am in the position to fight and score some points."

Jarno Trulli:

"I had a problem with my car right before the start of qualifying and it's thanks to my mechanics that I didn't miss the session! Although they worked hard and fast, the T-car was set up for Fernando and I just didn't feel comfortable enough on my lap. Tomorrow I will have to fight hard and I think it will be a tough race."

Mike Gascoyne, Technical Director:

"We had a difficult qualifying session especially for Jarno. Just before the warm up, he had to switch to the spare car which had Fernando's set up. I think we will have a difficult race but I still think we can have a good race performance and get both cars into the points."

Denis Chevrier, Engine Operations Manager:

"For the first time this season we have a big gap on the grid between our two cars. I would say that Fernando's position reflects the real potential of our car. Unfortunately the series of problems we encountered on Jarno's car throughout the weekend forced him into the spare car right before qualifying and he was obviously penalized in his lap."

Jarno Trulli
16th, 1:24.190
R23-01 RS23 Spec A

Fernando Alonso
8th, 1:23.169
R23-04 RS23 Spec A

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jarno Trulli , Fernando Alonso , Mike Gascoyne